Police appeal as they investigate fake nude game show

New Scotland Yard

Police are appealing for any more victims to come forward to help their investigation. - Credit: Met Police

Police are appealing for information after a man approached other men asking them to take part in a fake nude game show.

In June 2018, a 28-year-old reported to police that he had been approached by a man claiming to be in the entertainment industry asking him to take part in a game show in return for the chance to win £5,000.

The victim was asked to go to a hotel in Newham to take part in several nude "challenges" as part of the show, which were filmed. The suspect then kept the footage, believed to be for his own gratification.

A second victim, a 31-year-old man, was identified in February  and he reported that in August 2013, the suspect coerced him to go to a hotel in south east London and take part in similar activities.

As part of the investigation into these offences, a 29-year-old man was arrested in January 2019 on suspicion of voyeurism and released under investigation.

Now police are appealing for any more victims to come forward.

Sgt James Mason, of the Met’s North East Basic Command Unit, said: "We believe there may be more victims in relation to these events. I urge anyone who may be a victim of similar crimes or incidents from 2013 to the present day, to come forward with information.

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"The reported incidents took place several years ago and it is important we are able to investigate these and support any further victims ."

Anyone with information or who believes they may have been a victim is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference CAD1162/11122020.